9 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£25,119.00 - £32,077.00 Annually (FTE) Actual pro rated salary ranges from £19,710 to £25,170

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) job summary

Our wonderful school has a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA). This HTLA might also have a specialist interest in Computing, Music or Spanish. This is desirable but not essential.

As a key member of our staff team, you will be delivering lessons to children from Reception to Year 6. These lessons may be from across the curriculum, but if you have a specialism, you will have the chance to work with our Curriculum Leader to shape your own lessons and teach this across the school. You will have the opportunity to influence our curriculum by sharing your expertise, passions and interests. At the same time, you will work collaboratively with staff to continue our work on attentive pastoral care for our children and the whole school community.

This permanent position, for 32.5 hours per week, will begin at 08:30 – 16:00 each day and until 17:00 on our Staff CPD day (currently Tuesday). This includes a 1-hour unpaid lunch. There could be some flexibility in these hours, and this can be discussed in advance of interview over the phone or email. You would be expected to attend all INSET days (five per year).

What we are looking for:

  • HLTA (or higher) qualification or qualification in progress
  • Experience of teaching whole classes, planning and assessing
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Someone with resilience and can cope with regular day to day changes relating to cover
  • Ability to deliver pastoral support within the school to address the needs of pupils who need help to overcome barriers to learning
  • A passion for an area of the curriculum either in Computing, Music, or Spanish.
  • A team player – someone who shares our ethos and truly ‘Aims High.’

Why would you like to work at Cherry Tree?

  • We love to learn outdoors in our beautiful grounds and provide CPD in outdoor learning
  • We have a wonderful, diverse community and celebrate this in our learning
  • We offer excellent CPD opportunities and invest in the career development of our staff
  • We have an experienced, driven leadership team who are willing to mentor, support and listen
  • We have a multiskilled and highly dedicated team who put the children first and support one another
  • We work closely with our trust to support and share resources, opportunities and ideas
  • We buy in to a healthcare plan which includes private medical care and wellbeing care, physiotherapy, stress counselling and lifestyle screening days. In addition, we have a 4-day wellbeing weekend in June.

A visit to the school is recommended. Please contact via email: head@cherrytree.herts.sch.uk or phone 01923 245490 to arrange a suitable time. Further information about our school can be found on our website www.cherrytree.herts.sch.uk and our Twitter feed @CTS_Watford @headcherrytree


Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advertisement early should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.


The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All postholders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We require you to disclose any previous criminal convictions or cautions even if they are spent. Please be aware that online searches may be completed as part of our pre-recruitment checks. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Record Declaration Form prior to interview.

When recruiting and selecting staff, the Trust is required to comply with all relevant employment legislation to ensure we are recruiting within the law as well as complying with the Trust’s Equality Policy. The Selection Criteria document is critical in the process and sets out the requirements which the person appointed should have in order to perform the duties of the post satisfactorily and against which applicants will be assessed. The selection criteria will be used throughout the recruitment process as an objective test of assessing candidates at shortlisting, test and interview stages. Shortlisting will be completed by assessing against the advertised person specification. Our interviews will always include relevant questions relating to teaching and will include questions on child protection and/or safeguarding, behaviour and safety. There will also be an observation element to the selection day and a task.

Deadline for application: 9:00am Monday 3rd June 2024
Interview date: Monday 3rd June 2024 and Monday 10th June 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We require you to disclose any previous criminal convictions our cautions even if they are spent. Please be aware that that online searches may be completed as part of our pre-recruitment checks. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Record Declaration Form prior to interview.

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About Cherry Tree Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
444 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Cherry Tree Primary School is situated in North Watford, near the Asda/Sainsbury’s Dome roundabout. We have two classes in each year group. We have well equipped classrooms, extensive grounds, a multi-use games area, an allotment, an outside classroom and wildlife area. We converted to academy status on 1st February 2018 and we are part of the Inclusive Multi Academy Trust (IMAT).

Please view our school video here https://www.cherrytree.herts.sch.uk/ourschoolvideo

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